Concert Review

Once it was time for Waterparks to hit the stage, the energy in the room was incredible. Review by Amber Bintliff | Photography by Lara Ziccardi After a nationwide sold-out tour last summer in support of their fifth album INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, Waterparks have returned with their SNEAKING OUT OF HEAVEN tour at The Fillmore Philadelphia on March 20, […]

Photos by Terry Dickerson Sammy Rae & The Friends brought the CAMP The Tour to the Wellmont Theater on February 9. The show opened with a performance of original songs from up-and-coming Philadelphia-based pop artist Julia Pratt. Pratt’s performance was followed by an electrifying set from Sammy Rae & The Friends. The band took Montclair, […]

I recall “The Bird and the Worm” and “The Taste Of Ink” being some of the very first songs I added to my middle school playlists when I was first navigating my music taste – and it was awesome to finally hear them live!  Review and Photography by Emily “Emol” McCormack –  This show was […]

Review and Photos by Lara Ziccardi – Mom Jeans are an alternative indie rock band from Berkeley, CA. Formed in 2014, they’ve released four albums, with their debut Best Buds released in 2016. Most recently, they released their fourth album Bear Market this past November. Currently, Mom Jeans are on tour with Summer Salt and Hunny. Mom Jeans will be […]

Photos and Review by Emily McCormack – Let’s start with a confession: When this tour was announced, I fell to the floor outside of our general manager’s office and hyperventilated. I was immediately brought back to middle school – the good part: the music.  Now that we got that embarrassing moment out of the way… […]

The genre-bending metal artist dominates the New York City stage as they perform in their first-ever headline tour in the U.S. Review and Photos by Emily “Emol” McCormack –  Alternative-metal-trap-screaming-everything-in-between artist Kim Dracula has quickly developed a following after their debut album A Gradual Decline In Morale released in July 2023. Just before, they were […]

The family-oriented talent dominates the stage in his return to the States for his North American headline tour. Review and Photos by Emily ‘Emol’ McCormack – Canadian singer-songwriter TALK rose to fame for his 2021 single “Run Away To Mars,” which topped rock-alternative charts over the years – landing a spot on Sirius XM’s Alt-36 […]

Review and Photos by Lara Ziccardi Ricky Montgomery is an American singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, CA, although he spent his teen years in the Midwest. He is known for his hits “Like Without a Hook” and “Mr Loverman,” which went viral in 2020. Montgomery is currently on his 2024 U.S. Tour, The Rick Tour: Another […]

He said that seeing all of his fans was the best feeling in the world.  Review and Photos by Natasha Bochard Ericdoa is a 21-year-old hyperpop artist who seamlessly blends pop-rock and digicore sounds. The beginning of 2024 marked the start of Ericdoa’s second international tour, Dead On Arrival Tour, following the release of his […]

Corresponsal - Alexia Perruelo | Fotografía - Felicitas Páez  Este 10 y 11 de febrero tomó lugar entre las sierras de Córdoba, un evento que nació el mismo año que quien escribe, en una Argentina en crisis, tal como en sus inicios en 2001. El Cosquín Rock ha sabido ser la voz más nacional de [...]

Fit For A King and The Devil Wears Prada are currently on their second leg of the Metalcore Dropouts tour across the U.S. Joining them for the second semester are Canadian hardcore band Counterparts and Seattle alternative metal band AVOID. On Sunday, January 28th, Program Director Lara Ziccardi headed down to Starland Ballroom to catch the […]

Ten years later, rap rock band From Ashes to New has concluded the Blackout Tour Part 1, starring their new album Blackout. Joining them on the tour are Texas natives Catch Your Breath, metalcore rock group The Word Alive, and DJ rap-rock artist Ekoh. On November 25, 2023, Program Director Lara Ziccardi headed down to […]

Review by G.S. Alvarez  For the second year in a row, Lorna Shore announced that they would be hosting a special Christmas show in their home state of New Jersey. This year’s slate included Entheos, Varials, Rivers of Nihil, and Currents—with Lorna Shore serving as the headliner to the mini-festival. The Lorna Shore Christmas show […]

Review by Amber Bintliff  On December 7, 2023, State Champs celebrated the 10 year anniversary of their debut album The Finer Things with the first of three shows at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. Consisting of lead singer Derek DiScanio, guitarist Tyler Szalkowski, bassist Ryan Scott Graham, and drummer Evan Ambrosio, State Champs have […]

Davy Jones Locker in New Brunswick, N.J. hosted a concert featuring four local bands on November 18, 2023. The night started with Sierra Peaks, an alt-rock trio from Central Jersey. Then came Jag One, a hardcore rock and emo band also from Central Jersey. Then came Nematode, a band originally from Philadelphia, PA. The night […]

Known for their hits “The Great Escape” and “Love Drunk,” Boys Like Girls are still kicking it with their new album, SUNDAY AT FOXWOODS. Joining Boys Like Girls for “The Speaking Our Language Tour” are State Champs, The Summer Set, and LOLO. On October 30th, Program Director Lara Ziccardi head to Philadelphia, PA, for the show. LOLO — The Summer Set — State […]

Photos and Review by GS Alvarez When Apashe announced his Antagonist Tour (previously called the Brass Orchestra Tour when tickets initially went on sale), having been an avid fan of electronic music but having also never gone to an electronic show, I knew I had to make this my first. When the name and openers […]

Review and Photos By Lee Ramrattan On November 10, 2023, I had the opportunity to see the Midwest emo band The Front Bottoms in Terminal 5 in Manhattan. You may know them from songs such as “Twin Sized Mattress” and “Be Nice to Me,” which were both pretty popular on TikTok. I’ve been a casual listener of them […]

Photos Lara Ziccardi After The Burial — Alpha Wolf — Knocked Loose —   Motionless In White —

Review By Grace Velazquez  Martina Stoessal, popularly known as Tini, is an Argentine pop singer and actress taking her final three tour shows in the United States. The world knows her as Tini, however, I met her as Violetta from the hit Disney Channel show, Violetta. From having posters on my wall from the show […]

Review by Ava DiStaso On October 18th I went to the Starland Ballroom to see Violent Femmes, a folk punk band known for their hit “Blister In the Sun,” as they performed for the 40th anniversary of their self-titled album. Their opening act was a group from New Orleans entitled Quintron and Miss Pussycat. I had never heard […]

Photos by Lara Ziccardi  The Sound of Letting Go tour is an eight-week-long tour across the country featuring artists Lauran Hibberd, Grayscale, Gym Class Heros, and All Time Low. WMSC’s Program Director, Lara Ziccardi, headed to Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ. Lauran Hibberd — Grayscale — Gym Class Heroes — All Time Low —

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Review and Photography by Manda Martinez Glaive is an 18-year-old American singer-songwriter and record producer from Florida. Best known for his songs “astrid” and “i wanna slam my head against the wall,” Glaive is a fairly new artist. He began making hyperpop genre music towards the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in his bedroom. I was introduced to […]

By Tyler Restucci I never realized how many everyday people it takes to create a live show like the VMAS. Whenever I watched them on TV, I assumed the people in the pit or the pre-recorded videos were special somehow. Nevertheless, one night, my friend Joely asked me if I wanted to see a performance from […]

Photos & Review By Emily Rabeno Greta Van Fleet is a rock band who started out in 2012. The band consists of four members: three brothers and one close friend. The singer is Josh Kiszka, main guitar is Jake Kiszka, bass as well as a piano player is Sam Kiszka last but not least on […]

I had the pleasure of meeting Yungblud on July 14, the week of his 2018 debut album release – five years later, I had the opportunity to photograph his concert. Photos and Review by Emily McCormack The Rooftop at Pier 17, New York City– Yungblud’s album 21st Century Liability released just a week before Warped […]

Photos and review by Lara Ziccardi All Time Low is a four-piece alternative pop punk band from Townson, Maryland. Best known for their hits “Dear Maria Count Me In” and “Monsters (feat. blackbear),” these guys have been around since 2003. All Time Low wasn’t in the very first chapter of my emo phase, but they […]

I’ve been to a bunch of concerts, yet I still have an intense bucket list of artists that I love and have changed my life in some way or another. I believe Delcan McKenna’s album Zeros came out in 2020 for the purpose of saving alternative music-lovers like myself during the most isolating year the […]

My first time at The Rooftop at Pier 17, I was so excited to finally see not just one, not just two- but three iconic alternative artists that have been on my concert bucket list for a long time coming. (Continue reading for my experience – and more photography at the end!) Review and photos […]